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• Here's another entry in the ever-growing action subgenre of "Neesploitation." Liam Neeson will do more punching and shooting and, apparently, running in "Run All Night," a thriller about a mob hit man who takes on his former boss. The "Taken" star will reunite with his "Unknown" and "Non-Stop" director, Jaume Collet-Sera. [Deadline]

• Hey, James Franco, who does your hair? The "Spring Breakers" star continues to refuse to be typecast as he's set to star in and direct "Beautiful People," a biopic about charismatic playboy and visionary Jay Sebring, the jet-setting hairstylist to the stars in the 1960s who romanced gorgeous actress Sharon Tate. Franco's quite the spitting image of Sebring, no? [Deadline]

• Speaking of biopics and the '60s, Paul Dano is picking up good vibrations as he'll be playing Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson in "Love & Mercy." Atticus Ross, who »

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